Shoplifter hits new Harris Teeter

Gastonia’s new grocery store was open barely 24 hours before someone stole from the premises.

Angela Pinnix Kirby, 51, of Winston-Salem, allegedly swiped acid reflux medicine, 5-Hour Energy, allergy medication and Crest Whitestrips on Wednesday from the Harris Teeter at 1101 Kendrick Road. The 24-hour shopping option opened its doors for the first time at 5 p.m. the day before.

She was arrested by Gastonia Police, who also served warrants for two larcenies at a pair of Guilford County Harris Teeters. She is accused of taking from those Greensboro stores in July and August, stealing similar over-the-counter medication and Crest Whitestrips at each.

Because of her criminal past, Kirby is charged with three counts of felony habitual larceny. She has been convicted 13 times since 1990 on well over 100 offenses, including larceny, writing worthless checks, forgery, uttering, financial card fraud, identity fraud, injury to real property and credit card theft.

She was booked into Gaston County Jail after 7 p.m. Wednesday, where she remains on a $60,000 bond.

Source:http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160929/police-shoplifter-hits-new-harris-teeter

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